Care home residents are generally 50% more likely to be admitted to hospital as an emergency than other older persons, and might be expected to be a high priority for primary care.
Paradoxically, there are reports that GPs have voted to stop visiting care homes unless more money becomes available. They want responsibility for care home residents to funded as a distinct, separate and in future “additional” part of their contract.
Triggle, N. (2016). Care homes and the NHS: The silent scandal? London: BBC Health News, February 1st 2016.
More Money / Assistance Became Available For GPs (in the GPFV)
General Practice Forward View. London: NHS England, April 2016.
This relates to:
General Practice Forward View [April 2016]. London: NHS England, April 20th 2016. Gateway Publication Reference No. 05116.